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Riley

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“I adopted Riley from a shelter in Seattle, and 6 months later we moved to California. She loves hiking and going to the beach. She’s caught a variety of critters (squirrels, gopher, lizards, mouse). I was surprised to learn her bobtail is natural!”

Place of Birth

Arkansas, USA

Current Location

San Luis Obispo, California, USA

From

Seattle, WA, USA

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Genetic Breed Result

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Mountain Cur

Mountain Curs are an American breed of treeing hound. Developed in the South—particularly Kentucky, Virginia, and Tennessee—Mountain Curs are an all-American breed that has been prized for years as excellent hunting companions and loyal pets.

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Rat Terrier

The Rat Terrier is an American dog breed with a background as a farm dog and hunting companion.

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American Eskimo Dog

American Eskimo Dogs belong to the spitz family and they actually came from Germany. They got their start in American circuses due to their intelligence. Today, Eskies make wonderful family pets.

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Australian Cattle Dog

A classic cattle dog, Australian Cattle Dogs were developed from a mixture of breeds in Australia in the 19th century, and still maintain their energetic herding instincts today.

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Chow Chow

This distinctive-looking dog breed has a proud, independent spirit that some describe as catlike. Often aloof and suspicious of strangers, the Chow Chow may not be a cuddle buddy, but for the right person, they are a fiercely loyal companion.

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Cocker Spaniel

Cocker Spaniels are handsome and intelligent hunting dogs that are also well-suited to life as a loving family pet.

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Weimaraner

The Weimaraner is an all-purpose gun dog. The name comes from the Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, Karl August, whose court, based in the city of Weimar (now in the state of Thuringia in modern-day Germany), enjoyed hunting.

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Genetic Stats

Wolfiness

1.8 % HIGH

Predicted Adult Weight

28 lbs

Genetic Age
59 human years

Based on the date of birth provided

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DNA Breed Origins

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Mountain Cur
Rat Terrier
American Eskimo Dog
Australian Cattle Dog
Chow Chow
Cocker Spaniel
Weimaraner

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Riley
Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Mixed Mountain Cur Rat Terrier / American Eskimo Dog mix Australian Cattle Dog / Chow Chow mix Mountain Cur Mountain Cur Rat Terrier American Eskimo Dog Australian Cattle Dog mix Chow Chow mix Mountain Cur Mountain Cur Mountain Cur Mountain Cur

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Our algorithms predict this is the most likely family tree to explain Riley’s breed mix, but this family tree may not be the only possible one.

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Through Riley’s mitochondrial DNA we can trace her mother’s ancestry back to where dogs and people first became friends. This map helps you visualize the routes that her ancestors took to your home. Their story is described below the map.

Haplogroup

A1b

Haplotype

A288

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A1b

Riley’s Haplogroup

This female lineage was very likely one of the original lineages in the wolves that were first domesticated into dogs in Central Asia about 15,000 years ago. Since then, the lineage has been very successful and travelled the globe! Dogs from this group are found in ancient Bronze Age fossils in the Middle East and southern Europe. By the end of the Bronze Age, it became exceedingly common in Europe. These dogs later became many of the dogs that started some of today's most popular breeds, like German Shepherds, Pugs, Whippets, English Sheepdogs and Miniature Schnauzers. During the period of European colonization, the lineage became even more widespread as European dogs followed their owners to far-flung places like South America and Oceania. It's now found in many popular breeds as well as village dogs across the world!

A288

Riley’s Haplotype

Part of the large A1b haplogroup, this haplotype has been spotted among in village dogs in Puerto Rico. As for breeds, we see it most commonly in Poodles.

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A1b is the most common haplogroup found in German Shepherds.

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The Paternal Haplotype reveals a dog’s deep ancestral lineage, stretching back thousands of years to the original domestication of dogs.

Are you looking for information on the breeds that Riley inherited from her mom and dad? Check out her breed breakdown and family tree.

Paternal Haplotype is determined by looking at a dog’s Y-chromosome—but not all dogs have Y-chromosomes!

Why can’t we show Paternal Haplotype results for female dogs?

All dogs have two sex chromosomes. Female dogs have two X-chromosomes (XX) and male dogs have one X-chromosome and one Y-chromosome (XY). When having offspring, female (XX) dogs always pass an X-chromosome to their puppy. Male (XY) dogs can pass either an X or a Y-chromosome—if the puppy receives an X-chromosome from its father then it will be a female (XX) puppy and if it receives a Y-chromosome then it will be a male (XY) puppy. As you can see, Y-chromosomes are passed down from a male dog only to its male offspring.

Since Riley is a female (XX) dog, she has no Y-chromosome for us to analyze and determine a paternal haplotype.

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